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SpringAGE nominated for Enterprise Elevator!

21 Feb 13

SpringAGE nominated for Enterprise Elevator!

South African enterprise platform FNB and U-start recently awarded an ‘Enterprise Elevator’ prize - meant for promising new social entrepeneurs. We were very proud that SpringAGE was one of the six nominees! The number of entries exceeded the organizer's expectations by far: “We received an overwhelming amount of entries for the pitch event and have been exposed to a number of exciting innovative entrepreneurs solving big social and environmental challenges” organiser of the event, Max Pichulik, said. “Our final selection was based on the strength of the applications and interviews – this was by no means an easy task.”

We can agree on that! As one of 17 entrees we were invited to a Skype session with the judges of the competition. In the conversation we had to pitch SpringAGE –talk about our vision, what we do and if someone would invest in SpringAGE how much would we need and what we would we do with it…. Big questions for an 18month old SpringAGE! But good ones, that forced us to stretch our thinking and go onto the drawing board about where we would like to see ourselves in 10 years from now. Apparently, the judges were convinced and much to our delight we made it to the final six. And were invited to the big end event in Cape Town.

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Change through nature: a 24-hour solo in the wild

13 Nov 12

Change through nature: a 24-hour solo in the wild

In their book ‘Presence’, learning professionals Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski and Betty Flowers discuss the power of doing ‘solos’ in nature. A length of time spent alone in nature; an ancient ritual that rediscovered for its transformative power. In this account, Jaworski...

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‘Cultural duty’: learning by stepping out of your comfort zone

10 Jul 12

von: Kathalijn Vergeer | Kategorie: People
‘Cultural duty’: learning by stepping out of your comfort zone

'Cultural duty': spending a year in a culture different than yours. It should be a compulsory part of life. Diving into the deep sea of habits, languages and beliefs that are new, confusing, interesting at the same time. In the last year I experienced how enriching it is to go out of my comfort zone and to be challenged in every thinkable area of life. When I look back at last year, I’m proud of how much I learned but even more of the fact that I took the chance and made the change.

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WAIC Radio: tune in!

24 Apr 12

WAIC Radio: tune in!

Tjip, Suzanne, Pieterjan and Pepijn. In daily life they work as consultants and coaches at Kessels & Smit, but they are also Deejay’s. As a team, they create professional radio shows about innovation and learning. And for the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012 in Ghent...

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Applications open for Talent Week

17 Apr 12

Applications open for Talent Week

Van 25-29 juni organiseren Kessels & Smit en Take a Step Talent Week. Een programma van een week, speciaal voor jonge mensen om te ontdekken waar hun kracht ligt. Het staat open voor Europese jongeren van buiten Nederland. Hieronder lees je meer - in het Engels, om de blogtekst ook toegankelijk te maken voor de doelgroep. Op www.talentweek.nl is meer informatie te vinden.

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The difficulty of being Kathalijn Kalawati: finding myself in India

20 Mar 12

The difficulty of being Kathalijn Kalawati: finding myself in India

Losing yourself Consciously or not, everyone venturing into India is in search of something. Some are searching for a brief escape – or even an extended one (Where better to disappear then in a society of over a billion people?) Others are in a...

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Personal heroes and commitment in India

5 Mar 12

Personal heroes and commitment in India

Last week I facilitated a workshop with operational managers on personal leadership. At the start, I asked everyone about their favourite hero and shared with them that Whoopi Goldberg is mine. Not because of her acting but because of her personality. Down to earth, optimistic,...

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Cross cultural relationships – a personal story

19 Dec 11

von: Kathalijn Vergeer | Kategorie: People
Cross cultural relationships – a personal story

I broke up with my boyfriend. He is an Indian Brahman who works in Bollywood. As a film director, he is used to ‘playing’ with traditional culture in the movies he makes. Sometimes using it to create emotional suspense in his story, and sometimes questioning...